Cancer Risk Assessment

Assessing risk for breast cancer is critically important in determining appropriate recommendations for screening and follow-up care. Guidelines for care developed for women at average risk are not sufficient for high-risk women. Risk factors include familial and genetic history, prior radiation exposure, use of estrogen and other health behaviors.

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

http://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/

This tool has been developed to help assess breast cancer risk and spur conversation between women and their providers.

Melanoma Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

www.cancer.gov/melanomarisktool/

This tool helps clinicians identify individuals at increased risk of melanoma in order to plan appropriate screening interventions.

Genetic Testing 101: Identifying High-Risk Individuals

https://www.facs.org/quality-programs/napbc/education/webinars/genetic-testing

In this 60-minute webinar, presenters discuss the role of genetic testing in the screening and treatment of high-risk individuals

Family History Documentation by Clinical Oncologists

http://www.asco.org/asco-issues-new-recommendations-family-history-taking-oncology-setting

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) offers these guidelines about what information to gather and the best time to gather it.

 Emerging Medical Professionals Program

https://www.brightpink.org/medical-professionals/

Bright Pink offers an educational program on risk assessment developed by a multidisciplinary panel of surgeons, oncologists, OB/GYNs and genetic counselors for residents in OB/GYN and other women’s health care programs.

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